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Journal Article 1 Is juvenile obsessive-compulsive disorder a developmental subtype of the disorder A review of the pediatric literature Author Daniel Geller from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry April 1998 This articles main objective was to seek out similarities andor differences between juvenile child and adolescent obsessive-compulsive disorder and adult forms of the disease It stated three competing hypotheses on the relationship between juvenile and adult OCD 1 juvenile and adult OCD are continuous meaning the same disorders 2 juvenile and adult OCD are discontinous different disorders and 3 juvenile and adult OCD are continuous but the juvenile disorder is more severe A systematic review of studies done on both disorders were reviewed in order to make a conclusion in this article Things that were considered include age at onset gender distribution symptom phenomenology psychiatric comorbidity neurological and perinatal history family psychiatric history cognitive and neuropsychological profiles treatment and outcome The expected to find that if the two disorders were part of the same disorder then they would find similar correlates between the two and if they were different they would expect to find vast differences between the two of them and also if juvenile OCD is a more severe form of adult OCD that there would be differences there as well The author went through all the results of articles on juvenile OCD and found there to be 43 original articles He grouped them based on their primary focus He then went on to list the findings he found in regards to the cases he studied and came up with a lengthy conclusion on the matter His review identified important similarities and differences between juvenile and adult OCD He found that children tend to have less insight regarding their illness Another similarity between the two is the treatment response and found that the earlier the onset of OCD the poorer the response to the treatments
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